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What is the best and most reliable way legally to stop a neighbor and their kids from tres

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What is the best and most reliable way legally to stop a neighbor and their kids from tresspassing on my front yard more than one time? Can I send them a letter to request this action stop? They do this tresspassing more boldly when we are away. We have an alarm surveilance system that alerted us to the issue.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Roger replied 5 years ago.

Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a Real Estate litigation attorney here to assist you.


You could start with a letter asking that they refrain from coming onto your property. However, you can be more aggressive and file trespassing charges against them and get a court order stopping them from coming onto your land.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

In regards XXXXX XXXXX letter: Should I send it certified with return receipt? Should I send a copy to the local police?


In regards XXXXX XXXXX trespassing charges: Is this more a civil matter or criminal. I have photos of the behavior. They occurred on two separate days. I am concerned it will continue if I do nothing. Yet, I want to temper my approach too as we have to live next door to these people. I am concerned the man could lose his cool.

Expert:  Roger replied 5 years ago.

Yes, you should send it certified. There's no need to send a copy to the police.


Trespassing can be both civil and criminal. You have the right to file charges under either.

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